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Annual Desert Horticulture Online Conference Starts May 29

The 29th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference takes place online May 29-June 4. It is the premier annual conference for all members of the southwest green industry: landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and educators. Areas covered include plants and design, plant health, and urban landscapes/water.

BROADWAY – EUCLID AVENUE TO COUNTRY CLUB ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT EUCLID AVENUE TRAVEL LANE RESTRICTIONS

The curb travel lane on northbound Euclid Avenue, both north and south of Broadway, will be closed to travel beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at approximately 6 a.m. This travel lane closure will be in place for about 30 days so that crews can construct new underground storm drains as part of the Broadway – Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Improvement Project. For the safety of the traveling public and work crews, the travel lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day.

Tucson Fire Department and Partners Stress Water Safety

Southern Arizona has entered pool season, and the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) and neighboring fire districts are urging people to practice water safety.

TFD Chief Chuck Ryan, Northwest Fire Chief Brad Bradley, and Golder Ranch Fire Chief Randy Karrer recently participated in a video to spread awareness and the importance of practicing the ABCs of water safety anytime you are around a pool or spa.

TUCSON DELIVERS BETTER STREETS PROP 101 CRACK SEAL/FOG SEAL PROGRAM

 

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), will begin a crack seal/fog seal program on various roadways throughout the City. During the three-month-long roadway improvement project there will be day and night work. Crews will work Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. The dates, work hours and locations where the improvements will take place in the next three weeks of the program are:

Paul's Note - May 15th, 2020

I got calls at my office from people concerned that Fire Station 21 on Tanque Verde Road and the police department’s air support unit had been or were going to be shut down. Neither is the case right now.

Chiefs Magnus sent us a response on the air support unit:

Pima County Public Library Plans to Open Select Branches with Limited Hours

Beginning Monday, May 18, 10 a.m., many Pima County public libraries will reopen for public use. Select branches will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

There will be limits on the number of people in a branch, time allowed inside, spaces that can be accessed, and services that are provided. Library customers must be willing to have their temperature taken before entering, wear a cloth face covering, use hand sanitizing stations, and maintain at least six feet of distance from anyone else.

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